A Third Hand is about working with other community groups using our expertise and experience to help these groups achieve their goals. We are also about having fun and at the same time helping where we can in bringing the community together.


Our major fundraiser each year is the Mansfield Half Marathon and Fun Run with proceeds donated to the Mansfield District Hospital and other allied health services in Mansfield.

During winter we supply, cut, split and deliver firewood to those in need on the recommendation of Vinnies.


These are some of the events we have helped with and provided 'Third Hands':

  • Mansfield Hospital Auxiliary Golf Day BBQ

  • High Country Targa

  • Merrijig Rodeo

  • Apex / Police Golf Day

  • Relay for Life

  • Bindaree Cocktail Party

  • Tour de Flavour cycling events

  • Planting Palliative Care Garden at the Hospital

  • Red Cross 100th Birthday 

  • Mansfield Historical Society DVD launch

  • Arts Council

  • Friday Foundation Community Bus launch

  • Anxiety & Depression Forum

  • Merrijig Family Fun Day

  • Merrijig Archery day

  • Bendigo Bank funding presentation night

  • Million Paws Walk

  • Bendigo Bank Circus Workshop

  • Mansfield Race Committee - Cup Day

  • Mansfield Skate Park closing and opening

  • Historical Society - Anzac Day Display

  • President, Graham Irvin, and Vice-President, Geoff Doyle, were invited to lunch at the Shire to meet the Governnor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, in recognition of our community service.

  • President Graham invited to the opening of the new Mansfield District Primary Care Centre at the Hospital in acknowlegement of our donations

  • We have cooked BBQ's for Mansfield Council functions for the Mansfield Community Conference, White Ribbon Day, Ice Forum.

  • Carols by Candlelight for the Mansfield District Business Association.


We also help individuals when they need 'A Third Hand':

  • Cut up a large tree that had come down in an elderly resident's yard

  • Garden makeover for elderly resident